Braveheart on Scifi???

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  1. Blu

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    What is going on?
    How in the world did Braveheart wind up on Scifi????
     
  2. Todd H

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    I've been asking myself the same thing...
     
  3. Phil Florian

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    The blue faces? War paint? Actually, no. That was what they looked like when they TOOK THEIR MAKEUP OFF!! SCOTSMEN FROM SPACE-SPaaccee-spaaacceee...



    Phil
     
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    phil, [​IMG]
    it's a shame to show Braveheart on TV! commercial interuptions grrrr !! fullscreen grrr...!!
     
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    You didn't know? William Wallace was an alien.
     
  6. Evan Case

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    Nothing says Futuristic Fantasy better than Historical Drama.

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  7. Todd_Brown

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    IMHO this is the final evidence to show that the Sci-Fi channel is dead. I haven't watched it in months, and it used to be my favorite. They get rid of their best series and start showing bad horror movies, and now regular films.
    Really too bad.
    Todd
     
  8. Bryan Tuck

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    Well, the movie is more about the legend of William Wallace than the actual history, but there's still nothing fantastical about it. Strange.
    My theory is that USA had a run on it, and needed four hours of airtime on Sci-Fi to fill. [​IMG]
     
  9. RobertW

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    along with that, i was scanning the dail a while ago, and can't remember the exact film shown, but amc was showing revenge of the nerds or something like that. hardly an american movie classic.
     
  10. John Kilduff

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    Some people asked the same question when "Serial Mom" aired on Sci-Fi a few months ago. I know John Waters is strange, but let's be square here...it's about as sci-fi as "Singin' In The Rain".

    As for AMCrap...gag me!

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Next on Sci-Fi...Ice Cube in "Friday".
     
  11. Rex Bachmann

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    Blu wrote:
    Maybe, just maybe, the marketeers, the "bean-counters", and the execs at the company and its corporate parent, along with their advertisers, have decided that "sci-fi" (a.k.a. science fiction) is a little too "nichy" a niche to bring in the kinds of bucks they want from the kinds of people they seem to want to exclusively attract (the fabled "coveted demographic"). In which case: "Full speed aft!" has become their byword.
     
  12. Ron McBadger

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    Braveheart-what a joke. I remember just a short few months ago that I watched the sci-fi channel a lot and always flipped to it to see what was on while channel flipping. Now it is not even close to the regular rotation.

    By the way what demographic are they trying to reach?

    I am Farscape:

    male
    32
    married
    two kids
    dodge mini van
    honda civic
    house
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    employed
     
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    Braveheart-what a joke. I remember just a short few months ago that I watched the sci-fi channel a lot and always flipped to it to see what was on while channel flipping. Now it is not even close to the regular rotation.

    By the way what demographic are they trying to reach with Braveheart?

    I am Farscape:

    male
    32
    married
    two kids
    dodge mini van
    honda civic
    house
    and
    employed
     
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    If Highlander II taught us anything, it's that sword-swinging Scotsmen are aliens.
     
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    It's a demographic thing. Sci-Fi channel: heavy male viewership. Braveheart: one of the greatest "guy" films ever.
     
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    The only time I watch this crapball channel is when they play Godzilla marathons.
     
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    And now they will be broadcasting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.....
     
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    No mystery here folks; the execs at Sci Fi Channel declared that they needed to get away from showing all those "space ship" type shows, and then they cancelled Farscape.

    Well: AFAIK, there's not a single space ship in Braveheart.
     
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    Hey, don't sign off on the channel yet. Spielberg's 23 hour scifi epic Taken starts Monday...
     

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